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Pioneers Camp

Pioneers Camp is an intimate, beautifully appointed, tented camp. It is located inside the Zambezi National Park, on a lovely quiet stretch of Zambezi River shoreline with a natural spring-line, Mpala Jena, running through the site. This spring-line attracts an abundance of wildlife throughout the year.

It’s conveniently located close to Victoria Falls – for easy access – but far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the busy town.

This area has a healthy, and increasing, game count and with the Zambezi River along the park’s boundary. There are many other activities available such as fishing, canoeing, sunset cruises as well as guided walking along the Mpala Jena springline. It is so close to Vic Falls you can easily go into town to enjoy some ‘adventure’, a game of golf, high tea at the Vic Falls Hotel or anything equally decadent! In the park we will offer game drives, walking, bird-watching, and of course, ‘river’ activities too. The camp is open all year round.

The Camp
Phase one includes six luxury tents, well-appointed and nestled under shady trees – each bragging breathtaking views of the river. There is a central dining and lounge area to mingle and relax in. The camp is eco-friendly, with modern solar lighting, solar geysers for showers, flushing toilets and efficient and correct waste disposal. Meals are prepared from a selection of fresh produce, and are served either al fresco, or in our shady dining tent overlooking the river.
Your comfort and enjoyment is our prime concern and our dedicated team will look after your every whim.

All activities are run with our professionally trained guides. From this intimate camp you will be able to enjoy both night and day-time game drives, boat cruises (sunset or morning), canoeing, fishing, and we can also arrange a walking safari  for you.  
Pioneers is available either on a fully inclusive basis – including activities and drinks, or full board with activities and drinks extra – which is good for people in their own vehicles.

When to go 
The camp is open all year round, and each season has different attractions. The summer months (October–April) offer migratory birds, ‘baby’ animals, excellent fishing, and great photography with the bush greening up and set off by incredible skies. The winter months are traditionally better 

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EMAIL: operations@wildfrontierszimbabwe.com
TEL: +263 13 45139
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African Bush Camps

Kanga Camp has six tents set in the heart of Mana Pools National Park. The main area of the camp is on decking overlooking the pan. A relaxing lounge area under the shade of large trees overlooks the splash pool and pan. 

There is the choice of taking game drives in open-topped four-wheel drive vehicles or walking with professional guides. The opportunity to leave one's vehicle and track game on foot is an experience rare in the national parks of Africa and in Mana Pools in particular this provides the visitor with the chance to track game in safety with an experienced professional guide. Other activities include night drives as well as canoeing which is organised on request.

Game abounds on the flood plains and in the Mopane woodlands of Mana Pools. Kanga Pan particularly attracts great game in big concentrations as it is the only water found in the floodplain above the river. The predators, including lion, wild dog and leopard are often sighted and large concentrations of buffalo can be found in the Mopane woodland and open plains studded with Ilala Palms. Kudu, zebra, impala and waterbuck can be seen on the surrounding plains. Elephant take advantage of the plentiful "albida" trees in the area. Bird watching is also a great attraction of the area.

Zambezi Life Styles is an exclusive, luxury, mobile 8-bedded tented camp on the shores of the Zambezi River.  Open between May and October for a minimum 3-night stay, this camp offers a combination of adventure and elegance for private safaris, with superb walking, canoeing, fishing and game-driving activities.  Visitors can combine this option with a stay at Kanga Camp for a varied experience of the magic of Mana Pools.

African Bush Camps also runs Safari Logistics, a small-aircraft air taxi service linking hotels, lodges, camps and safaris in Victoria Falls, Hwange, Matusadona, Kariba and Mana Pools.  For more information on this see Safari Logistics

Linked stories:

New Air Taxi Service links Vic Fall-Hwange-Bumi-Kariba-Mana Pools

Kanga Bush Camp opens in Mana

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Email: info@africanbushcamps.com
Web: www.africanbushcamps.com

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Bushlife Safaris - Ruwesi Canoe Trails & Chitake Camp

Ruwesi Canoe Trails is a mobile canoe safari offering three to four nights down the Zambezi River.  Canoeing is a unique experience and allows a different perspective when game viewing.  

With canoe safaris running between April and November, we offer five 3m x 3m walk in tents each with en-suite bucket shower and flush loo.  Guests will enjoy wonderful overnight stays at Little Vundu, Chessa and Ilala campsites.  Whilst canoeing we have a team of men setting up camp so they are ready when guests arrive each afternoon (anytime between 4pm and 6pm).  

The days of canoeing are broken up by guided walks and game drives with your professional guide, so that guests get the opportunity to see a little of the inside of the park.  However a combination of a few nights at Vundu either before or after a canoe safaris is a great way to experience the variety of that Mana Pools has to offer.

Chitake Mobile Tented Camp is offered on request.  Chitake Spring is located at the foot of the Southern Zambezi escarpment, where the valley floor climbs the mountains to join the plateau of the Highveld.

Chitake is particularly active in the months of July through to November, when all the water dries up on the valley floor and the animals congregate around the spring as the only source of water. Huge herds of buffalo pour in late in the afternoon and as a result lions are prolific in the area.   We use the same tents as the Ruwesi Canoe Trail, but the tents stay under the shade of a tree for the duration of the stay, on average three nights.

Mornings are spent walking the foothills searching for game, and afternoons at the spring provide some spectacular game viewing. This is a true wilderness experience.  We do not use vehicles so everything is done on foot.

Ruwesi Canoe Trails and Chitake Tented Camp are part of the Bushlife Safaris portfolio which includes Vundu Camp and Little Vundu

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Email: bushlifesafaris@gmail.com
Web: www.bushlifesafaris.com

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Changa Safari Camp

Changa Safari camp is situated on a private concession in  the famed Matusadona National Park on the shores of Lake Kariba.  With its own 4.5 km of lake shore, you can realize the total raw African experience from tastefully furnished, fan cooled, spacious De Luxe East African-style tented suites, each with its own private deck and stunning views of the rugged Matusadona Mountains across the inland sea of Lake Kariba.

The camp consists of 6 double/twin deluxe tents and 2 family deluxe tents and can sleep up to 20.

The central guest area consists of a lounge / library, separate dining room, separate bar, swimming pool and deck, all beautifully appointed around a natural sandy beach. Early morning tea/coffee is delivered to your tent at your appointed time, breakfast is served al fresco, and lunches and dinners are served around private tables or a large table for groups.

Electricity in the camp is delivered by a combination of generator and solar power. Internet service is available and there is limited mobile phone coverage. There is a daily laundry service.

Activities and excursions at Changa Safari Camp are focused on a true wilderness and wildlife experience. The National Park is a 'walker's paradise', and an early morning or late afternoon walk in the company of one of the camp's Professional Guides is an experience to savor. Explore the shoreline and the many tributaries and streams that feed the lake, or, for the more adventurous, follow well worn elephant trails into the mountain region. Alternatively opt for the more traditional game drive aboard customised game vehicles, or go fishing with an experienced fishing guide and try your hand at landing Kariba's famous fighting tiger fish.  A newly-introduced activity is sailing. Experience the romance, tranquility, superb game viewing, silence and freedom of sailing on a safe catamaran with an experienced guide to accompany you and show you the ropes. And at the end of the day enjoy a refreshing 'sundowner' whilst you marvel at the unequalled beauty of a lake Kariba sunset.

Changa Safari Camp can be accessed by air, water or road.

Air: Guests can now fly into Kariba from Harare or Victoria Falls from where they will be collected by a Changa representative who will transfer them into camp by boat (approx 45 mins). Charter flights are also available into Fothergill Island airfield (minimum 2 persons), followed by a short 20 min boat transfer.

Road & Water: Self-drivers can access Kariba by tarred road from Lusaka or Harare. They will be met by a Changa representative at a specified harbour where they can leave their cars in secure parking and embark on a 45 minute boat transfer into camp. Guests may also use their own boats to access Changa.

Twitter Handle: @ChangaSafCamp

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Email: reservations@changasafaricamp.com
Web: www.changasafaricamp.com

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Chundu Island

Chundu Island is located in the Zambezi River, 21km upstream from the majestic Victoria Falls and forms part of the Zambezi National Park. The island is over 1km in length and affords fantastic birding and wildlife experiences both on the island and on the mainland.

Transfers are done from Vic Falls town to Chundu island on 4x4 game drive vehicles Transfer times take an hour to an hour and a half, depending on how much wildlife is seen on the way. Guests are then transferred onto a boat for a short trip across the river to the island.

Our 6 chic tented rooms lining the river bank are built on wooden platforms and are made of canvas. All rooms are equipped with extremely comfortable twin beds, fans and a large en suite bathroom with an outdoor rustic shower. Each tent is located under the shade of some of the island’s most magnificent trees, each with its own private deck with a perfect view of the Zambezi River and surrounding National Park. 

The dining area, lounge and bar are a short walk from each room. There is an expansive deck in the midst of a large group of Natal Mahoganies that provides the most glorious shade year-round. A fire pit is nestled in the middle to relax next to in the evenings, where you can enjoy the sounds of the bush and the blanket of stars overhead.

Meals are fully inclusive and are served around a large open-air dining table, where guests and hosts can share adventures of their day.   The bar, made out of exquisite driftwood and carefully constructed around a group of large trees divides the dining room and lounge. Local beverages are inclusive.

Activities at Chundu Island include morning and evening game drives on the mainland, morning and evening river cruises, and fishing either from the river bank or by boat. You can also take a nature walk around the island enjoying our magnificent trees,  our resident bushbuck, and the many bird species found in the area.  Chundu Island is a birders paradise. Without trying very hard one can see up to 120 species in a two-night stay. A few of the Zimbabwe “specials” seen in this area are the Schalow’s Turaco, African Finfoot, Rufous-bellied Heron, Western Banded Snake-Eagle and Rock Pratincole, just to name a few.

Activities in Victoria Falls town can also easily be arranged e.g. bungee jumping, elephant back safaris and helicopter flights over Victoria Falls.

The camp electricity is supplied by generators which are strategically positioned so that there is minimal noise or impact.  The rooms are equipped with LED lighting  which can operate throughout the night as the generator is turned off once all guests have gone to bed.  Charging of cameras, computers and phones can be done at night or in the morning. Pathways are lit all night with an LED system. Solar geysers are used which provide incredibly hot water at any time of the day. 

Being on the river bank winter mornings and evenings can get very cold, so it is advisable to bring the appropriate clothing. 

Chundu Island is your ideal African hideaway. It is peaceful, intimate  and beautiful, offering all the right elements of a truly African experience – yet the diverse  tourism experiences of the Victoria Falls are just on its doorstep.  

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Email: info@chunduisland.com
Web: www.chunduisland.com

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Goliath Safaris

Goliath Safaris operates a luxury tented camp on the banks of the Zambezi River in the heart of Mana Pools National Park and World Heritage Site.

All our walks, game drives and daily canoeing trips are personally guided by Stretch Ferreira, one of Africa's most renowned guides. He has operated in Mana Pools for three decades and his knowledge of and interaction with the animals of the park is legendary.

Our accommodation consists of five large East African ensuite tents with open air dining facilities and a covered lounge/ bar area.

We also offer 3 night/ 4 day canoe trails of the Lower Zambezi.


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Walks & White Storks  (April 2014)

The Rain Reigns  (Nov 2012)

Carnivore Carnival (Dec 2011)

Paws for Thought  (Aug 2011)

Into and out of the Blue  (Jan 2011)

Lions' Eyes and Butterflies  (Aug 2010)

Lunar lights and Lion fights  (July 2010)

Once in a Blue Moon  (Jan 2010)

Reigning Cats and  Dogs  (Sept 2009)

Beaks, Butterflies & Behemoths  (June 2009)

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Email: goliath@africaonline.co.zw
Web: www.goliathsafaris.com

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John Stevens Guided Safaris Africa

"John Stevens is a private safari guide like no other, a legend among his peers and a man with an international reputation as a uniquely charming companion and a consummate professional. He is someone who inspires his clients with total confidence, while providing them with the ultimate experience of the African wild.”

Join John Stevens on a unique guided safari or travel independently. John and his wife, Nicci, have nearly three decades of experience designing luxury bespoke safaris especially suited to your needs and they are particularly interested in sharing with you their favourite part of the world – the Zambezi Valley. Prior to setting up his own safari business, John was warden of Matusadona and Mana Pools National Parks and built Chikwenya Safari Camp, so he knows the area exceptionally well! The Stevens will ensure that your safari runs smoothly, whether you choose to carry a back pack and walk through the Zambezi Escarpment wilderness sleeping under the stars, or stay in a luxury tented camp or lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River.

Over the years, John has travelled widely throughout Africa, and is able to lead safaris in many countries, including Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, Kenya and Tanzania, although his native Zimbabwe remains his first love.

John gives the gift of his knowledge and experience, inspiring a love of Africa and all she has to offer.

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Email: info@johnstevenssafaris.com
Web: www.johnstevenssafaris.com

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Mana Pools Safari Company

Sarah Stevens and Milo Harrup operate and manage The Mana Pools Safari Company tented camp - a colonial-style safari camp, with a modern touch.

Sarah draws from her experiences growing up with her father, the highly esteemed guide, John Stevens. Together, Milo and Sarah, newly married, have brought a contemporary style to this luxury camp on the banks of the Zambezi River.

Declared a World Heritage Site in 1988, Mana Pools National Park is one of the most beautiful game reserves in Africa.   Mana means “four” in one of the vernacular languages in Zimbabwe, and it refers to the four large permanent pools left by the Zambezi River as it flows into this flood plain area. This is one of Africa's best game viewing areas, as many large animals come here in search of water. It is also an excellent area for fishing and bird-watching, rich in vegetation diversity from river frontage to forests of mahogany, wild fig, acacia albida and baobabs. 

Mana Pools Tented Camp, is situated on the southern (Zimbabwean) bank of the Zambezi River, within the National Park and World Heritage Site, and looking out across the natural river boundary towards Zambia. 

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Email: milo@manapoolssafaricompany.com
Web: www.manapoolssafaricompany.com

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Musango Safari Camp

Musango Safari Camp is an exclusive, 16-bed owner-run camp, on its own island in Lake Kariba overlooking the Matusadona National Park 

Your host, Steve Edwards, has over 35 years of experience, with an intimate knowledge of the bush and the history and wildlife of this area. His wife Wendy  manages the island, training the staff, supervising the cooking and cultivating the gardens

Musango offers an abundance of both wild animals and birds with a  large selection of activities available, or the option to simply relax. From walking safaris and ‘Big Five’ game drives, to tiger fishing on Lake Kariba; guests can experience the abundant wildlife in a multitude of ways.  Activities are fun, informal and operated by trained and experienced guides. Children are welcome.

Capture the essence and ambiance that wild Kariba is so famous for: breath taking scenery, unforgettable photographic opportunities, wildlife experiences second to none, involvement in wildlife research projects, village school tours, unbeatable fishing opportunities, day sailing trips and specialist birding trips with nearly 400 species recorded!   Learn about nearby dinosaur fossil sites and early Stone Age tool quarries.

Accessible from Victoria Falls, Harare or Kariba via light-aircraft charter into Bumi Hills airstrip, via lake transfers by speedboat from Kariba, and, for the more adventurous, by 4x4 along the backroads.

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Email: reservations@musangosafaricamp.com
Web: www.musangosafaricamp.com

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Natureways Safaris

Natureways has been running for more than 20 years and specializes in mobile safaris for small groups of between 6 and 8 guests.
Our core product is canoeing down the mighty Zambezi River. We have different canoe safari packages for different tastes and budgets.
We also offer very popular mobile tented camps in Mana Pools National Park (our camps are put up and down exclusively for your trip).
Natureways also offers ground handling and tour operation services covering the whole of Zimbabwe. Our services are especially suitable for foreign independent travellers who are looking for something extra special.

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Email: reservations@natureways.com
Web: www.natureways.com

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Rhino Safari Camp

An old fashioned bush camp. Luxury rustic, owner managed, situated on the shores of Lake Kariba, within the unspoilt wilderness of the Matusadona National Park. No fences - just pure nature.

Enjoy a highly personalised photographic safari experience, guided walks, game drives and evening cruises on the lake. Fishing, birding and superb relaxation, close to nature.

Accommodation is in thatched stilted platforms with en suite facilities, and solar lighting at night.  Freshly prepared homestyle meals, in the double-storey wooden dining/living/bar area.  A small, rustic, splash pool for relief in the heat of summer. 
Close encounters with the Big Five and tracking the endangered black rhino, stargazing, dinner beneath the stars. Enjoy a memorable and magical safari with us. We look forward to welcoming you to this stunningly beautiful area.

The camp is accessible via charter flights into Bumi Hills or Rokari airstrips, (with a short boat transfer across to the camp) or by speedboat transfer from Kariba (one and a half hours, weather permitting).

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Email: rhino.safari.camp@mail.com; rhinosaf@mweb.co.zw
Web: www.rhinosafaricamp.com

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Spurwing Island

Spurwing Island on Lake Kariba offers a variety of accommodation, which includes 11 tents with en suite bathrooms, 6 cabins and 3 chalets - stone under thatch rooms with en suite bathrooms.
Activities include scenic boat trips, game viewing in the Matusadona National Park by foot, boat or Landrover and fishing in the many gorgeous spots on the lake. The camp offers a relaxed family spot with no airs or graces. The thatched dining room is open to the breeze with a view of the surrounding lake.  There is a large pool to cool off in and a bar area looking out towards the Matusadona Mountains in the distance.

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Email: bookings@spurwing.co.zw
Web: www.spurwingisland.com

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Sunpath Safaris

Tented camps, canoe safaris and wilderness walking trails in the Zambezi Valley and houseboats on Lake Kariba.  Our small, hands-on team has been giving lovers of wild places a true wilderness experience for 30 years. Our guides will share their vast knowledge of the flora and fauna with you. We keep wilderness wild and leave a minimal environmental footprint.  

Tented camps - Mana Pools (Camp Zambezi) and Chitake Springs (Camp Chitake).  Fully backed-up, all-inclusive, mobile camps accompanied by professional guides.  An "up close and personal" wildlife experience.  

Self-drive tented camps - We will set up our full tented camp in Mana Pools to accommodate a maximum of 10 guests. Just bring your own food and drinks. Staff will be on-site to assist. Contact us for more information.

Wilderness walking trails - these are a new introduction in the Mana Pools and Matusadona National Parks.   Enjoy a truly wild experience hiking/backpacking for several days and camping out wild in the Park accompanied by an experienced Pro-Guide.

Canoe safaris - Zambezi River  - Chirundu to Mana Pools, Mana to Chewore - semi-participatory, expeditionary-styled adventures.  The Mana Shoreline combination canoeing and walking trails offer more comfort as the trail is fully backed up and camp is set up at each night stop. 

Houseboat safaris on Lake Kariba:  In partnership with Unique Boat Safaris we have access to two houseboats on Lake Kariba - perfect for fishing, game viewing and walking safaris in the Matusadona National Park. 

Zambezi expedition - Cruise on a houseboat on Lake Kariba, walk in the Matusadona National Park, canoe the Zambezi River, stay in our tented camps on the Zambezi and/or at Chitake Springs and end with a visit to the world renowned Victoria Falls. A tailor-made itinerary can be planned.

Photographic Safaris - Mana Pools offers unique landscape and wildlife photo opportunities.  Join us with a professional Photographic Guide and paddle up close to elephant and hippo or walk up to lion, wild dog, cheetah or elephant.  Spend time in any of our camps or go all out and experience the Zambezi Photographic Expedition



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Email: sunsafreservations@gmail.com
Web: www.sunpathsafaris.com

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Tailormade Safaris

Tailormade Safaris specialise in putting together individually tailor made, private guided and independent travel safaris for individuals, families or small groups into the wild and remote areas of Southern Africa.

Run by Humphrey Gumpo, an experienced professional safari guide and camp manager,  the company also caters for special interests including birding, photography, filming, walking and canoeing, and has French, German and Portuguese speaking tour leaders.

Tailormade Safaris try to incorporate as many different ways as possible of viewing, experiencing and enjoying interactions with the wildlife encountered.  Accommodation choices range from rustic, explorer experiences in a dome tent to the more luxurious safari camps. Journeys are focused on concentrations of wildlife that are not bombarded by the same concentrations of vehicles or boats.

In choosing their destinations, Tailormade Safaris try as much as possible to venture into remote areas and to stay in camps designed for small groups, thus offering an exclusive and intimate African experience. Sound environmental and nature conservation policies, community involvement and fair trade are also very important factors when they choose camps for their guests.  “We believe by delivering wildlife experiences on the African continent, like no other in the world, we are creating a brighter future for Africa, her people and her wildlife”, says Humphrey.

Safari Options

Tailormade offers a number of sample safari options in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe all designed to create journeys of discovery to the best destinations at the best time of the year.  The focus, within Zimbabwe, is on the wild areas of Mana Pools National Park (walking and canoeing in this magnificent World Heritage Site), Matusadona National Park  and the shores and water wildernesses of Lake Kariba, the rugged escarpment mountains of Chizarira National Park and its neighbouring Tonga communities, the teeming wildlife of Hwange National Park and the spectacular adventure thrill of Victoria Falls.

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Email: info@tailormade-safaris.com
Web: www.tailormade-safaris.com

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The Elephant Camp

Situated on a private concession within and bounded by the Masuwe River and the Zambezi gorges, The Elephant Camp has breathtaking views of the Victoria Falls' spray, and the spectacular gorges which separate Zimbabwe and Zambia. 

The Elephant Camp is a luxury and intimate lodge under canvas within easy reach of Victoria Falls and all its attractions and activities, yet secluded in its own private game reserve so as to allow closeup encounters with wildlife.

Access is by road transfer from Victoria Falls (15 kilometers from Victoria Falls Airport and 10 kilometers from Victoria Falls town), Livingstone and Kasane.

The Elephant Camp offers exclusive suite accommodation for only 24 guests in 12 luxury tents. All suites are gorge facing and have:-
• private viewing deck and plunge pool
• private lounge area
• air-conditioning and fans
• bath
• inside and outside shower
• mini bar and tea/coffee stations
• 220V main Electricity

The Elephant Camp offers close interaction with wildlife – in particular elephant at the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary. 
All guests staying at The Elephant Camp will have an opportunity to meet the Wild Horizons elephants. 
All other activities on offer in Victoria Falls area are available at an additional cost.

A new western extension known as The Elephant Camp West is currently being added to this popular, award-winning camp. Four new tented suites and a central dining area separate from the main camp will cater for groups and families traveling to Victoria Falls. Each suite will accommodate two adults and two accompanying children. The luxurious suites, each with a private lounge area and plunge pool, will overlook the Victoria Falls National Park, and the spray from the Victoria Falls.

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Email: shane@wildhorizons.co.zw
Web: www.wildhorizons.co.za

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Victoria Falls River Lodge

Set on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, upstream from the Victoria Falls, the luxury tented Victoria Falls River Lodge is a pioneer in many ways.

As the first privately owned lodge to be situated in the Zambezi National Park (Zimbabwean side), Victoria Falls River Lodge is the ideal place from which to explore Victoria Falls as it combines the African Safari experience with one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World - the spray of which can be seen in the distance! 

The combination of exceptional wildlife viewing, fine dining, personal service, luxurious accommodation, an abundance of nearby adrenaline (and other) activities and several historical attractions ensures an unforgettable experience that will leave guests wanting to return again, and again.

Accommodation consists of 7 large, luxurious double or twin canvas-under-thatch suites (two have an extra bedroom for two children) each with each with its own bathroom, outdoor shower, large decked verandah, air conditioning, fans, and tea/coffee-making facilities.  A spacious, thatched, central dining, sitting, bar & pool area with Wi-Fi facilities overlooks the Zambezi River.  Transfers to the Falls can be undertaken by river, using the lodge's powerful speedlaunch, or, in a more leisurely fashion by road through the National Park (an enjoyable 10km-long leisurely game-drive). 

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Email: reservations@zambezicrescent.com
Web: victoriafallsriverlodge.com

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Vundu Camp & Little Vundu (Bushlife Safaris)

Vundu Camp has eight chalets, canvas under thatch, situated on the banks of the Zambezi River in the magnificent Mana Pools National Park.  Each spacious room provides great views over the river and is en-suite with running shower and flush toilet.  The family room consists of two rooms, both en-suite, separated by a lounge area.  The main lounge/dining area is built on stilts and gives guests amazing views over the Zambezi River whilst relaxing after the day’s activities.

We offer a choice of game drives in open sided four-wheel drive vehicles, each with roof to shade guests from the sun, nature walks with a professional guide or a morning/afternoon spent canoeing, the opportunity to spend time on the water canoeing down the Zambezi is a rare opportunity to experience game viewing from an entirely different view point – a real highlight as it is a unique activity and not many Parks offer the opportunity.

The area is teaming with wildlife, with a pair of resident leopards, lion and the distinct sound of their calls most nights, and elephants visiting to feed on the thick vegetation in camp and to have a mud bath in the pan behind camp.   Mana Pools has a healthy population of wild dogs, which are the most endangered of the carnivores in Africa.

Little Vundu Tented Camp is situated 3km upstream from Vundu, making it well located within the boundaries of the Park on the banks on the Zambezi.  Little Vundu is designed for those looking for the traditional tented camp safari experience.

The five tents are large 4m x 5m walk-in with twin beds; each has an en-suite, open-air bathroom with thatched grass walls, flush toilets and bucket showers.  As at Vundu, we offer game drives and walks from camp in the mornings and in the afternoon guests can enjoy canoeing.  Evening meals are enjoyed under the stars, the food is wholesome home style cooking.

The camp is very active with animals, with elephants coming down to drink and feed on the green grass along the channel in front of camp.  Little Vundu has excellent fishing right off the banks at camp.

Vundu Camp and Little Vundu are part of the Bushlife Safaris portfolio in Mana Pools, which includes Ruwesi Canoe Trails on the Zambezi River and Chitake mobile tented camp. 

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Email: bushlifesafaris@gmail.com
Web: www.bushlifesafaris.com

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Wilderness Safaris - Ruckomechi Camp

We are a responsible luxury ecotourism company.

The reason we exist is to protect pristine wilderness areas and the flora and fauna - or biodiversity - that they support. We believe that in protecting these areas, and including the local communities in this process, we will make a difference to Africa and ultimately the world. In short, we believe that the world's wilderness areas will save humankind.

Through our unique hospitality, light footprint luxury safari camps and private access to more than three million hectares of Africa's finest wildlife areas, we offer our guests a unique and life-changing experience.

Ruckomechi Camp

On the middle reaches of the Zambezi River, a hundred kilometres below Lake Kariba is the Mana Pools National Park situated in the heart of the Zambezi Valley. Ruckomechi Camp lies on the banks of the Zambezi, shaded by a large grove of acacia and mahogany trees and with a superb view of the mountains of Africa's Great Rift Valley across the river in Zambia.

Ruckomechi Camp accommodates guests in ten spacious en-suite tented units, including a honeymoon suite, all of which overlook the Zambezi River. Each tent has both indoor and outdoor showers, and the camp boasts a favourite amongst guests: its outdoor 'bath-with-a-view' in a secluded, scenic spot. The central dining, bar, library and lounge areas face the escarpment and are connected to the rest of the camp by low-level walkways that minimise our environmental impact. There is a separate deck with infinity pool for swimming and sun bathing, and an inviting, cushion-strewn star gazing deck.

NEW!  Ruckomechi now offers a sleep-out option for adventurous guests on an outdoor deck overlooking the wildlife-rich Parachute Pan, situated about 400m from the main camp.  This offers guests a truly intimate, up-close-and-personal wilderness experience and the unique opportunity of sleeping under the stars in the Zambezi Valley!

Following on from our Zambian camps, Ruckomechi Camp has aimed to be as environmentally friendly as possible - hot water and lighting for each unit is provided by solar power.

The camp vegetation is dominated by broad canopied albida trees, much loved by elephants for their rich nutritious pods; these animals often join visitors in camp for a light meal!

The area is renowned for large numbers of elephant, buffalo, hippo and eland, especially in the winter when they concentrate along the river. Predators such as lion, leopard and wild dog are all found in the area. Birdlife is superb, particularly for both mopane woodland and riverine species with numerous local specials like Collared Palm-Thrush, Racket-tailed Roller, Purple-banded Sunbird and Black-throated Wattle-Eyes.

Activities at Ruckomechi Camp include wildlife viewing in open 4x4 vehicles, on motorised pontoon boats, on foot and in canoes.

Air access to Ruckomechi Camp and other Wilderness Safaris properties can be arranged through the company's airline Wilderness Air

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